2018 Probate Court Bond Information - Ohio & Indiana
Consumer Q&A on Estate Bonds, Guardianship Bonds, Probate Court Bonds

By: pavman | February 10, 2018

Court will require an original surety bond / guardianship bond that has been signed by the principal.  Typically, since Ohio guardian bonds need an original signature, most probate bond companies will deliver bond directly to applicant.  We will occasionally mail guardian bond directly to attorney upon request, but it will still require the applicants original signature.  An attorney acting on someone else behalf, or other person with valid power of attorney or other legal document authorizing to act on someone else's behalf will not authorize signature on Ohio Guardianship bond - it must be an original signature by the applicant.

By: pavman | October 30, 2017

It's important to realize the significance of a bond. A Guardianship Bond protects the estate from malfeasance or misappropriation of assets.  Even if an expense is related to the guardianship, it may require court approval. Some expenses such as annual premium for a guardianship bond seem like obvious estate costs, but it's important to check with your attorney or the Court.